Mike's medallion leads him to trouble; three murders, and a hair-raising robbery. Stars Louis Hayward as Michael Lanyard and Ernest Borgnine as Lt. Joe Saks. ( 1 reviews ) Topics: The Lone Wolf, Michael Lanyard, Louis Hayward, Detective, Private Eye, Ernest Borgnine
Episode "Milkbottle Burglar" of series "Martin Kane". It aired live on NBC on May 20, 1954. Mark Stevens is "Martin Kane". ( 2 reviews ) Topics: Classic TV, 50's, NBC, Live Television, Kinescope, Martin Kane, 1954, Detective, Drama
"Martin Kane, Private Eye" aired live on NBC from 1949 to 1954. Episode "Shoeshine Murder" from April 8, 1954, with Mark Stevens as "Martin Kane". ( 1 reviews ) Topics: Classic TV, 50's, NBC, Live Television, Kinescope, Martin Kane, 1954, Private Eye, Detective, Drama
A mob figure is set to testify before Congress and Case gets word that a rival could threaten his life. When someone threatens Case's life, he becomes evey more determined to ride on to Washington. ( 1 reviews ) Topics: Front Page Detective, Classic TV
It was a copper key...a simple, copper key. Who knew what it was for? What would this key lead Michael Lanyard to?? Stars Louis Hayward as Michael Lanyard, The Lone Wolf. (I'll try to upload more over the next couple of weeks, Please let me know what you think!) :D ( 3 reviews ) Topics: The Lone Wolf, Michael Lanyard, Louis Hayward, Detective, Private Eye
Dragnet ep 5x34 The Big Deal, air date: April 26, 1956 Note: The source material had a slight sync. problem at the beginning of the program that I couldn't fix. It's getting better towards the end however. ( 3 reviews ) Topics: Dragnet, Classic TV, 1950's Television, Detective, 1956, NBC
Another episode of the detective show "Public Prosecutor", produced by Jerry Fairbanks, Inc. In 1948 this was the first filmed series made especially for television. In 1951 it was turned into a panel show "Crawford Mystery Theatre" by DuMont. Cast: John Howard (Stephen Allen, Prosecuting Attorney), Anne Gwynne (his assistant), Walter Sande (Police Lieutenant), Lee Patrick, Lina Romay, Byron Barr, William Tannen ( 1 reviews ) Topics: Classic TV, 1940's Television, Jerry Fairbanks, DuMont, Detective, 1948
"Martin Kane, Private Eye" aired live on NBC from 1949 to 1954. Episode "Murder on ice" with William Gargan. He played "Martin Kane" from 1949 to 1951. ( 3 reviews ) Topics: Classic TV, NBC, Live Television, Kinescope, Martin Kane, Private Eye, Detective, Drama
Early Dumont Network detective show.Not a bad show for its time,certainly better than Admiral Broadway Revue.Features young DeForest Kelley - Dr."Bones" McCoy. ( 1 reviews ) Topics: Classic TV, 1951, detective show, Dumont Network
Dragnet ep 3x19 The Big Trunk, air date: January 7, 1954 Note: I know "The Big Trunk" is already here, but it really is just the mislabled file of "The Big Bird" (5x09). ( 2 reviews ) Topics: Dragnet, Classic TV, 1950's Television, Detective, 1954, NBC
Part of the 1954 TV series. An Irishman partners with two other persons to purchase a lottery ticket, but then is unable to collect his winnings. ( 5 reviews ) Topics: Sherlock Holmes, classic tv, lottery, mystery, detective
CBS produced "The Cases of Eddie Drake" in 1949. It was subsequently shown on NBC in 1951 (June 4 - August 27) and on DuMont in 1952 (March 6 - May 29). The episode: "Shoot the works" aired on DuMont on April 10, 1952. Cast: Don Haggerty (Eddie Drake), Patricia Morrison (Dr. Karen Gayle) ( 1 reviews ) Topics: Classic TV, 1940's Television, CBS, Detective, 1949
An episode of the 1950's crime television series "Martin Kane, Private Eye". This episode is called "Hotel Con Game". With original advertising for Pipe Tobacco (Note: this kind of product-placement was fairly rare on prime-time TV, despite what hopeless TV critics may say). ( 2 reviews ) Topics: Classic TV, Television, 50s, 1950s, 50's, 1950's, Fifties, Murder, Crime, Detective, Robbery,...
'Alibi for suicide' 1x03 Cast: Edmund Lowe (David Chase), Paula Drew (his girlfriend) "Front Page Detective," a filmed series of crime dramas with Edmund Lowe as a newspaper columnist and amateur detective started on the DuMont Network on March 16, 1951. ( 4 reviews ) Topics: Classic TV, 1950's Television, Jerry Fairbanks, DuMont, WABD, Detective, 1951
Episode of "Armchair Detective" with your Armchair Interrogator John Milton Kennedy and your Crime Authority H. Allen Smith. The two scenes of this episode are: "The hobo millionaire" [cast: Harry Martin, Frederic Tozere and Cy Kendall] and "The warehouse murder" [cast: Kay Lee, Bert Davidson, Ken Harvey and Jerome Sheldon]. ( 2 reviews ) Topics: Classic TV, 1940's Television, KTLA, CBS, Detective, Kinescope, Live TV, 1949
Peter Lorre plays a recently released criminal mastermind who has hatched a plot to get even with the criminologist who sent him to prison. Aired: January 14, 1961 ( 5 reviews ) Topics: classic tv, Peter Lorre, checkmate, private detective
Season One Episode 16 (5 January 1959) An honest union leader is killed with a car bomb and suspicion falls on his chief rival, who hires Gunn to clear his name. This video is public domain because it was registered as a published film PETER GUNN. Spartan Productions. Approx. 29 min. each, sd., b&w. 16mm. Spartan Productions. The Fuse. 5 Jan 59 (in notice: 1958) LP 15083 and never renewed. ( 8 reviews ) Topics: Classic Tv, Peter Gunn, Craig Stevens, Blake Edwards, Private Detective
Another episode of "Martin Kane, Private Eye", a live crime drama from the early days of television. In this episode, a murder during a court hearing makes everyone unsure who supplied the weapon. Not a bad episode, though it does feature a couple of stereotypes, a few missed cues and some unusual camera angles. Though it features product placement for pipe tobacco, the amount of actual advertising is less than you'd assume. ( 3 reviews ) Topics: Classic TV, Classic Television, Crime, Drama, Murder, Murderer, Court Room, Kinescope, Live TV,...
Episode "Doctored Will" of the classic TV series "Martin Kane, Private Eye". This is from the 1949-1950 season. ( 2 reviews ) Topics: Classic TV, Television, Private Eye, Detective, Kinescope, Kinescopes, Live TV, Public Domain
In this filmed series, screen star Melvyn Douglas appeared as a disbarred lawyer who had turned sleuth in an attempt to regain his right to practice law. A suave, mustachioed detective, he greased his way through assorted cases of blackmail and murder before finally reaching his goal - reinstatement as a lawyer - in the final episode. There this short series ended. Prior to it's network run, some episodes of Steve Randall were seen locally under the title of Hollywood Offbeat. Starring: Melvyn... ( 1 reviews ) Topics: Public Domain, Classic TV, Television, 1953, Steve Randall, Detective, Drama, DuMont, CBS,...
The only PD episode of Burke's Law. Episode Title: "Who Killed Jason Shaw" S1 E15 This show was originally set to air on 22 November 1963. It was pushed back by the network's coverage of John F Kennedy's assassination. This film is in the public domain because its copyright was not renewed in 1991, which was the necessary time for any film with a date in notice of 1963. ( 3 reviews ) Topics: Classic TV, Gene Barry, Burke's Law, Millionare Detective
Season One Episode 17 (19 January 1959) After a Jewel robbery, a very nervous man hires Gunn to protect someone named Timothy from being murders. Gunn finds out the Timothy is a seal. Based on the Richard Diamond radio play "Timothy The Seal" This video is public domain because it was registered as a published film PETER GUNN. Spartan Productions. Approx. 29 min. each, sd., b&w. 16mm. Spartan Productions. Let's Kill Timothy. 19Jan59 (in notice: 1958); LP13981 and never renewed. ( 2 reviews ) Topics: Classic TV, Peter Gunn, Craig Stevens, Blake Edwards, Private Detective, Richard Diamond adapted to...